Burien Section

Election of Deputy Mayor, Quiet Skies, human services & more on council agenda

Election of Deputy Mayor, Quiet Skies, human services & more on council agenda

The Burien City Council will be holding a Study Session on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda is the election of a new Deputy Mayor, funding of and a possible partnership... [Read more]

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental rules when – without warning – it “began experimenting” with a new procedure that sends noisy prop-jet aircraft at low altitudes over Burien…

Northwest Symphony Orchestra holding Valentines Concert on Friday, Feb. 10

Northwest Symphony Orchestra holding Valentines Concert on Friday, Feb. 10

Burien’s Northwest Symphony Orchestra will be holding a Valentines Concert on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center. This concert is part of the NWSO’s 30th... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party this Saturday, Jan. 21 at Walker Preserve: Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker... [Read more]

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

Teachers, administrators, and the school board are sending an unequivocal message of support and reassurance to all students and families within Highline Public Schools this week. With a letter from the... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

The Port of Seattle will be holding their third Open House for Sea-Tac Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. The Port... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

One of Burien’s newer businesses – 911 Supply, located at 136 SW 152nd Street (map below) – was the victim of an attempted break-in on Monday night, Jan. 16. Ironically, this business caters to... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29

St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29

St. Francis of Assisi School will be hosting its annual OPEN HOUSE event on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “All are welcome to join us!” St. Francis of Assisi School... [Read more]

Enjoy a ‘CAUSEmopolitan’ at Highline Schools Foundation fundraiser Feb. 10

Enjoy a ‘CAUSEmopolitan’ at Highline Schools Foundation fundraiser Feb. 10

All are cordially invited to enjoy a CAUSEmopolitan – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – at the beautiful Cedarbrook Lodge on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017! CAUSEmopolitan is a new, sophisticated,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien’s ‘Classic Eats’ offers a daily Happy Hour that will rev your engine

Burien’s ‘Classic Eats’ offers a daily Happy Hour that will rev your engine

You may have heard that there’s a new spot to satisfy cravings and whet your whistle just at the end of SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. But you may not know that Classic Eats is destined to become Burien’s... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center this Thursday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center this Thursday

Donors are urgently needed for a Blood Drive at the Burien Community Center this Thursday, Jan. 19, from Noon – 6 p.m. Last Thursday, a 50-year old female suffered a massive bleed losing 20% of her... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

WARNING: The following post contains a Tweet that includes photos of an “F word” that many might consider “not safe for young kids”: Racist, anti-Mexican graffiti was found spray... [Read more]

Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Sadly, Burien legend Dean “Dean-O” Parkins passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2017. Many old-timers in Burien may have known Dean, as he was a founding member of Discover Burien in 2002,... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) issued an urgent appeal for healthy donors on Tuesday, Jan. 17, as blood supplies remain at critical levels (less than one day supply) with the... [Read more]

Registration for Kindergarten for Highline Public Schools opens today (Jan. 17)

Registration for Kindergarten for Highline Public Schools opens today (Jan. 17)

A Highline Public Schools kindergartner practices writing. Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before Aug. 31? The time to register for kindergarten for next fall in Highline Public Schools... [Read more]

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes another amazing photo taken from his home in Burien, this time showing some dramatic clouds over the gorgeous, snow-covered Olympic Mountains on Monday night, Jan. 16... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from at 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines. Here’s more info: Pause Before You Post.... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear B-Town Blog – I am writing to express... [Read more]

Sponsorship opportunities for Discover Burien’s 2017 events now available

Sponsorship opportunities for Discover Burien’s 2017 events now available

Local non-profit Discover Burien (we’re members) wants our Readers to know that they’ve opened sponsorship opportunities for their 2017 events: Sponsorship is one of the fastest growing forms... [Read more]

Sponsored Post AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

The following is a Paid Advertisement from the Clean Up the Burien City Council PAC; it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:: Criminals love Burien’s Police... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

LOST: Have you seen ‘Tuna’ the cat? He’s been missing since Jan. 11

LOST: Have you seen ‘Tuna’ the cat? He’s been missing since Jan. 11

Evan Bate tells us he lost his cat ‘Tuna’ last week – here are some pics: “Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.” If you’ve seen this feline, please call Evan at... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear City Council & City Manager, Over... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be through Tukwila Parks on Wed., Jan. 18

WABI Burien’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be through Tukwila Parks on Wed., Jan. 18

From our friends at WABI Burien: Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise, meet new people, and explore mysterious lands — Tukwila! WABI Weekday Walkers will enjoy three Tukwila... [Read more]